Week 9- chronicle entry ± Hanem IbrahimMy Goal for this week
is learning about the history of audiobooks.
Targeted information goals:
When was the first audio-book? And where?How the audiobook developed over the years?Are audio- books still having the same place among all the electronic books?
he History of Audiobooks (2009) Retrieved on Oct. 30 , 2009 . Fromhttp://www.audiobookquest.com/article5.html
orothy (2009) Electronic Readers Battle: Will Audio Books Be Included?
Sales and Consumer Survey .- retrieved on Oct.3
. (2007, January 2).
The History of Electronic Books
. Retrieved October 30,2009, fromhttp://ezinearticles.com/?
Audiobooks have a unique and fascinating history. Recordings of books in audio formatshave been around for a very long time. In 1933, anthropologist J.P. Harrington drove through North America recording oral histories of Native American tribes on aluminum discs using a car- powered turntable.
he Library of Congress recordings made especially for the AmericanFoundation for the Blind were first introduced over a half century ago. And according to RobinWhitten, the editor and founder of Audio File (the only magazine which is dedicated solely to theaudiobook industry), Caedmon (now a subsidiary of Harper Collins Publishers) can be creditedwith having started the recordings of literature more than 50 years ago.
homas was persuaded to record some of his poetry.
hat happened on February 22nd., 1952.
hose earlyrecordings were made into vinyl records,
he transition of book recordings into audiocassettetapes happened in the late 1970's, It was not until the 1980s that there began a concerted effort toattract book retailers. As publishers entered the field of spoken-word publishing, the transition to book retailers carrying audiobooks became commonplace on bookshelves rather than in separatedisplays, but it wasn't until the advent of C
technology that the audiobook phenomenon reallyexploded. Now audiobook technology is transitioning yet again into downloadable digitalformats that can be listened to at your computer, transferred to a portable audio player, or burnedto a C
. Consumers are demanding ways to multi-task in our hectic world and today'saudiobooks allow readers to do that, at the same time preserving the oral tradition of storytellingthat J.P. Harrington pursued many years ago. (
he History of Audiobooks , 2009)
he Audio Publishers Association (APA) released the results of Consumer
urvey that¶sshowed that 28 percent of adult respondents have listened to an audiobook in the last year,showing a growth of three percent from the survey results in 2006, and a growing comfort withthe audio medium among a broadening base of users.
urvey showed a 12